Beautiful 57ft Narrow boatBeautiful 57ft Narrow boat
Beautiful narrowboat central london

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Beautiful 57 ft narrow boat available in central London.
One master small double bed. One sofa bed.
Fully fitted kitchen, gas hob and oven. Log fired stove plus separate central heating. Bathroom with shower. Real luxury on the waterways...

The space

The accommodation is beautifully designed and has recently been refurbished throughout. It comprises a double master bed, and a sofa bed for additional guests. Barbara is perfect for a couple, or would be great for a familiar friends looking for an alternative, fun holiday.
The living area comprises a lounge seating area, and dining for four. There is a modern kitchen, with a gas oven and hob, a good size fridge with freezer compartment, a sink and draining board, cupboards and drawers housing all the usual kitchen equipment.
The bathroom has a shower and a pump out toilet. We provide all towels and toiletries.
Water is held in a tank on-board and needs topping up every few days (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.
In the winter months heating is by the solid fuel stove which burns a combination of smokeless coal and logs which are provided. The stove can be controlled and kept going 24 hours but you need to allow for this in your daily routine, loading stove before going out and a little attention on your return. It keeps the boat warm and cosy. An eco fan assists circulation.
Living on board is not quite like a conventional house and needs an understanding and patience- it may therefore not be for everyone. Power is supplied from batteries which means appliances that we take for granted such a hair dryers can run the power supply down very quickly.
Essentially, power isn't on tap as we're used to in our homes.
If the power runs down the engine will need to be started to charge up the batteries. If there are any problems the host will be on call to assist.

Guest access

Full access

Interaction with guests

The host will be on call should there be any problems and also to meet the guests on arrival to explain how everything works. The host is also more than happy to suggest areas of interest and local information having lived in London for 20 years

Other things to note

Barbara is not on permanent mooring so will be moving every two weeks.
We would like to offer guests location in West London, Portabello/ Ladbroke Grove, Central London, kings Cross St Pancras and East London, Hackney. Where possible we will attempt to locate the boat in the guests preferred location. Please contact the host to discuss

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £40
Security Deposit £300
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Smoking is not allowed inside the boat.
The boat is not available for cruising unless by prior arrangement with your host and should be regarded as a static houseboat.
You are asked to behave in a considerate manner to other boat users on the canal with regard to noise especially at night.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

58 Reviews

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Curt User Profile
September 2017
Great location right near Paddington station. Sam was very responsive and punctual. Boat was very clean with lovely white linens adding to a great nights sleep. Quiet location hard to find in London. Sam supplied the extras like bread milk eggs coffee tea sugar etc etc etc. Will definitely recommend to friends, family and would love to revisit her and her boat.

Stefan User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time on Sam's boat. There is everything you need on "Barbara". It's located in Little Venice, a beautiful part of the London canal. Sam and Seb were always available for questions or if there were any problems. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Fiona User Profile
August 2017
Loved it so much we booked again!

Jenni User Profile
August 2017
Lovely setting for a peaceful weekend. Barbara was in little venice which has a few pubs on the edges of the canals. We enjoyed sitting our boat and getting lots of looks from tourists! Sam had provided us with bread and milk which was a really nice touch. We arrived late in the evening so it was nice we didn't have to pop out to the shop! Would definitely recommend!

Claire User Profile
August 2017
Beautifully tranquil location in a bustling and central part of London. Sam was a great, helpful and communicative host. The boat the was a great experience.

Ann User Profile
August 2017
What FUN! The Barbara is located in a great spot! Central and very close to the Tube station for easy access to anywhere you want to go. The evenings were quiet for being in such a central location. Sam was super regarding the initial meeting for keys and showing us the local amenities. We brought our 17year old son and he really liked the change from a typical "hotel stay." We will definitely book again!

Kathrin User Profile
July 2017
Sam has been a wonderful host. I very much enjoyed staying on her beautiful boat. I am highly likely to book this lovely escape again and can highly recommend this to anyone who is eager to experience London from the water.

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London, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
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Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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